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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by The Dude I thought early on that special teams play will determine how far we get in the playoffs. I am not sad to see him go one single bit. He made 2 decent kicks our Super ...

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Old 12-17-2013, 10:34 PM   #71
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I thought early on that special teams play will determine how far we get in the playoffs.

I am not sad to see him go one single bit. He made 2 decent kicks our Super Bowl year and thats the ONLY reason hes been around this long. He has ridden on the coat tails of those kicks ever since. That goes for any player, like Vilma. I dont care how far your play gets us, when your done producing you should be gone and replaced by someone who can. Screw this "Oh we owe him because he helped us get to the Super Bowl jibber jabber. I will say the same thing with Brees when his time comes. When it comes time where someone else can do a better job then see ya. Thankfully that wont be for a long long time.

Doesnt mean I dont apprieciate what they have done, but if we arent constantly trying to get better at every position, every year, we wont get back to where we want to be.
2 decent kicks our Super Bowl year? I can think of half a dozen off the top of my head:

1.The kick that sent the NFCC game to OT
2. The kick that WON the NFCC game
3. The Ambush kick in the Super Bowl
4. The 3 40+ yd FGs he made that kept the Saints in the game and also set a Super Bowl record.
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It was time. Graham is good. I really wanted Rackers though.
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Originally Posted by WhoDat!656 View Post
2 decent kicks our Super Bowl year? I can think of half a dozen off the top of my head:

1.The kick that sent the NFCC game to OT
2. The kick that WON the NFCC game
3. The Ambush kick in the Super Bowl
4. The 3 40+ yd FGs he made that kept the Saints in the game and also set a Super Bowl record.
3 was moorestead
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3 was moorestead
Thanks for the correction
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Originally Posted by WhoDat!656 View Post
Even if Hartley made his 2 kicks Sunday, that is only 6 points and the Saints lost by 17.
Though I wasn't a pro by any means, I've played in some big games where missed "chip shots" absolutely killed momentum...

And any point is big in the NFL...


Originally Posted by WhoDat!656 View Post
2 decent kicks our Super Bowl year? I can think of half a dozen off the top of my head:

1.The kick that sent the NFCC game to OT
2. The kick that WON the NFCC game
3. The Ambush kick in the Super Bowl
4. The 3 40+ yd FGs he made that kept the Saints in the game and also set a Super Bowl record.
You're absolutely dead-on right, he's been a big part of the biggest wins in our franchise history and deserves an honored place in Saints history...

However, when you become a liability to the team's effort, it's time to put the team first and step aside...

At the right time, the Saints should and I think will honor Garrett Hartley for his contributions and time will heal the wounds of the misses...
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Overdue needless to say.it was good roster move, good luck Graham and welcome.
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Wow, I'm showing my age but I can't resist...

Homie don't play!
Daman Wayans?!? That's not old...
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Hartley needed a change of scenery to get the bats out of his head but he just like Porter will always be remembered for 2009 and Superbowl 44
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ST needs to be revamped, start from ground zero, fire Mcmahon and extend Moarstead's contract, get Chris Boswell or Cairo Santos, draft a fresh set of legs like Cordarrell Patterson or Tavon Austin, then look for UDFAs for studs like Gleason. We suck on special teams and it could seriously help our game if we stepped up.
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I'm not mad at Sean for this move but its not like a total shock kinda saw it coming and Carr has been off and on the roster another move that's not shocking. Hartley at least got a ring out of it.

I wonder if anyone will still be as nervous when we kick now that hes gone
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